Training the Trainers

Course Outline:

Training the Trainers: Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring and Presentation Skills

(*6 CPD credits)

Teaching is an essential part of a clinician’s role, to pass on their knowledge and skills and to support the professional development of trainees. This course introduces adult learning theories and focuses on relating these to real-life situations and offering practical tools and tips to use as a trainer and supervisor. The course is delivered by means of short lectures, small group work, discussion and reflection.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the course participants will be able to;

1. Describe the qualities of effective teachers.

2. Identify the conditions under which adults learn best; understand and appreciate the importance of experience and reflection in learning and explain differences between “deep” and “surface” learners and describe how to encourage “deep” learning.

3. Identify their own individual learning style and recognise that individuals have their own preferential way in which they absorb, process, comprehend and retain information – visual, auditory , kinaesthetic.

4. Describe the main different teaching strategies, identify appropriate situations in which to employ these and benefits gained from using that approach.

5. List factors to be considered when delivering a teaching session – timing, room layout, presenting new information , reinforcing basics.

6. Explain the similarities and differences between mentoring and coaching.

7. Describe how to structure a feedback session and Identify barriers to giving feedback.

8. List steps for structured mentoring session. SOWSEED model.

9. Recognise the importance of preparation and practice in delivering an effective presentation and list the key elements of preparation.

10. List five key presenters’ mistakes and describe how to avoid these and identify strategies to use to engage the audience and handle questions.

09:00: Registration and coffee.
Morning sessions : Teaching , Coaching , Mentoring
09:30: Introduction to teaching & learning theory. We look at the qualities of effective teachers: pacing, knowledge, approachability & giving feedback
10:00: Learning principles & styles: Kolb’s original model of reflective learning; the differences between “deep” & “surface” learners & how to encourage “deep” learning.

  • Concrete experience – what happened
  • Reflective observation – how it was perceived by the learner
  • Abstract conceptualisation – hypothesis, why it might have happened
  • Active experimentation – testing hypothesis & assimilation of results

10:15: Learning Styles: How different people represent & learn information; the VAK model. Semantic networks & why things stay “on the tip of your tongue” but unavailable. 10 top teaching strategies, how & when to apply them to different audiences.

10:45: Refreshment break.

11:00: Coaching & Mentoring. We will cover the five key areas:

  • Setting the scene
  • Developing rapport
  • Delivering constructive feedback
  • Leading the trainee to their own solutions
  • Closing & summarising agreed action

11:45: Running the teaching session. Here we look at the ergonomics of the formal teaching session & how to arrange the venue to maximise the impact of different teaching strategies. Depending on the subject matter we will look at the most appropriate teaching strategies: lecture group, demonstration, role-play, case studies & open discussion.
12:15: Question and answer session, review and reflection

12:30: Lunch break.

Afternoon session: Presentation Skills
13:30: Introduction to public speaking: the philosophy behind this course is that anyone can become a competent presenter if they are prepared to put in the time in preparation & practice. Preparation is the key to good presentation & accordingly the session is divided into two parts:
13:45: Preparation: looking at the key elements of carefully preparing to deliver an effective presentation;

  1. Timing.
  2. Purpose.
  3. Structure.
  4. Use of notes.
  5. Rehearsal & practice.
  6. Check logistics.

14:45: Refreshment break.

15:00: Delivering a Presentation: This is what to do when you stand up & speak;

  1. Presenters’ worst fears.
  2. Presenters’ top 5 mistakes.
  3. Coping with nerves.
  4. As you begin ; deep breaths, your position in the room , a strong opening.
  5. Dress, body language & voice projection.
  6. Engaging your audience & handling questions.

16:15: Question & answer session, reflection , summary & close by 16:30.

*application for accreditation by The CPD Certification Service pending .

Further details
The fee for this course is £199:00; there is the option to make a 20% deposit to secure your booking and pay the balance no later than 8 weeks prior to the course date. Please note this deposit
is non-refundable should you be unable to take up your place.

Attendees will receive a CPD certificate of attendance and a copy of the course presentation slides.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this course by emailing or by calling 07757 405063.